Quarry Rocks

Quarry Rock from East Valley Sand and Gravel

Adding natural stones like quarry rock to your landscape brings visually interesting textures and colors to your environment. These durable stones provide long-lasting beauty with minimal maintenance.

 

What is Quarry Rock?

Basically, quarry rocks are smaller rock pieces mined from a large rock formation (a quarry) found underneath the surface of the earth. Geologists are hired to find quarries, which can contain various types of rocks including:

 

  • Sedimentary rocks which are formed by the weathering of other rocks or from compressed sediments. These include chalk, sandstone, limestone and shale rocks.
  • Igneous rocks form when hot lava or magma from the Earth’s center cools and solidifies. They usually have a crystalline or glassy appearance.
  • Metamorphic rocks are transformed from sedimentary or igneous rocks after they are subjected to high pressure, heat, or hot mineral fluids. Granite and marble are metamorphic rocks.

 

What is Quarry Rock Landscaping?

Landscape design using quarry rock can range from simple to complex. Regardless of the size of your project, quarry rock lends both form and function when used in the following ways:

 

  • Focal centerpiece. A single large quarry rock can anchor a garden or an entryway. Surrounded by greenery, flowers, or standing alone, a rock with an interesting shape and color becomes a visual ‘break’ in an otherwise flat landscape.
  • Natural waterfalls. Quarry rock surrounding a small pond and equipped with a pump provides a tranquil setting.
  • Soil retention. Retaining walls created with quarry rock prevent soil erosion while merging naturally with the environment.
  • Shoreline foundation. Adding quarry rock ‘armor’ to a shoreline prevents water and ice erosion.
  • Natural benches. Quarry rock in the right size and shape can be placed along walkways for seating.

 

East Valley Sand and Gravel has a wide variety of granite quarry rock available for strengthening and beautifying your landscape.  Our team can help you find the right size and quantity for your project.

 

Granite Landscape Rock > 3′

Granite landscape rocks are natural stones that can be used to build retaining walls, a foundation for shorelines (rip-rap), waterfalls, or accents pieces in landscaped areas.

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Granite Landscape Rock

Granite Landscape Rock < 3'

Granite landscape rocks are natural stones that can be used to build retaining walls, a foundation for shorelines (rip-rap), waterfalls, or accents pieces in landscaped areas.

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Granite Landscape Rock < 3′

RIP RAP 24″ MINUS

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QUARRY SPALLS – GABION 4″ ROCK X 8″

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2″ x 4″

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Quarry Rock – Three and Four Man

Large quarry rocks are great for decorative stand-out pieces for your landscaping projects.

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Large Quarry Rocks

ROCK SIZES

  • 3 MAN 700-2000 LBS 28″ – 36″
  • 4 MAN 2000-4000 LBS 36 – 48″
  • 5 MAN 4000-6000 LBS 48 – 54″
  • 6 MAN 6000-8000 LBS 54 – 60″

 

ROCK SIZE SCALES

  • 3 MAN QUARRY ROCK 28″ -36″
  • 4 MAN QUARRY ROCK 36″ – 48 “

Quarry Rock – Small, One and Two Man

East Valley Sand and Gravel has great options for smaller (one and two-man) quarry rocks. Descriptions are included below.

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Small Quarry Rock

ROCK SIZES

  • 1 MAN 50-200 LBS 12″ – 18″
  • 2 MAN 200-700 LBS 18″ – 28″

 

ROCK SIZE SCALES

  • Small 1 MAN Quarry Rock Up to 12″
  • 1 MAN Quarry Rock 12″ – 18″
  • 2 MAN Quarry Rock 18″ – 28″